Buff Orp, needs a new sister

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by rubyslippersnola, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. rubyslippersnola

    rubyslippersnola Hatching

    Aug 6, 2010
    New Orleans, LA
    We just lost our beautiful black Australorp [​IMG]

    My poor buff orpington is only one day without a sister and isn't eating and looks really sad. She keeps searching around. We know we need to get another chicken. My question is, do we get another Australorp? I've heard that chickens recognize colors of other chickens and are more likely to accept them into the flock (though it would be a flock of two)

    We have an option of the Autralorp, Barred Rocks and Golden Comets in the area. Also should we go with an 8month old chicken or the 4month old chicken? I just want to make sure they get along ok and want everyone happy [​IMG]

    Thanks in advance!

  2. Savannah Poultry

    Savannah Poultry The Source

    Mar 29, 2010
    Lakeview, OR
    I'm not sure about the color thing. But I would get one as close to the age of the BO as possible.

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